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Gun Control Movement Has More Momentum Than Ever; Will That Matter This Time? Guns
Gun Control Movement Has More Momentum Than Ever; Will That Matter This Time?

In a nation where mourning the most recent mass shooting has become routine, the weekend’s two massacres in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, brought another opportunity for reckoning. This time, the shootings come after a year of increased momentum... Read More

Obama Urges Americans to Reject Leaders Who Thrive on 'Climate of Fear and Hatred' In The News
Obama Urges Americans to Reject Leaders Who Thrive on 'Climate of Fear and Hatred'
2019-08-05 21:41:27
by Dan McCue

Former President Barack Obama didn’t mention anyone by name Monday, but in a lengthy statement posted in response to two mass shootings over the weekend that left 32 people dead, he urged Americans to soundly reject “language coming out of... Read More

Democrats Skeptical Following Trump Response to Mass Shootings In The News
Democrats Skeptical Following Trump Response to Mass Shootings
2019-08-05 21:36:32
by Dan McCue

President Donald Trump addressed the nation Monday, two days after weekend shootings in Texas and Ohio left 32 dead, calling on Americans to condemn “racism, bigotry and white supremacy” in “one voice,” and vowing to seek a bipartisan response to... Read More

More Than 10,300 Apply To Serve On California 2020 Redistricting Commission State News
More Than 10,300 Apply To Serve On California 2020 Redistricting Commission
2019-08-02 20:39:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - With a week to go before the filing deadline, more than 10,300 Californians have applied to serve on the state's 14-member Citizens Redistricting Commission. "This is great news for direct democracy," said Elaine M. Howle, California's state auditor,... Read More

The INF Treaty Is History and the World Less Safe, Expert Says Geopolitics
The INF Treaty Is History and the World Less Safe, Expert Says
2019-08-02 20:16:33
by HJ Mai

The United States on Friday officially withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, more commonly referred to as the INF Treaty. This Cold War-era arms control agreement was hailed as historic at the time of its signing and resulted in... Read More

Gerrymandering In Mind, Parties Target State Legislative Races Elections
Gerrymandering In Mind, Parties Target State Legislative Races

WASHINGTON — With the Supreme Court’s recent ruling green-lighting partisan gerrymandering, groups on both sides of the aisle are looking at the 2020 elections as crucial to drawing what they describe as fair maps. Democratic groups learned lessons from the... Read More

Justice Department Decides Not to Prosecute James Comey Over Release of His Memos In The News
Justice Department Decides Not to Prosecute James Comey Over Release of His Memos

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has declined to prosecute former FBI Director James B. Comey over his handling of confidential memos he wrote documenting his interactions with President Donald Trump, according to a person familiar with the matter. Prosecutors were... Read More

Done Deal: Senate Passes Two-Year Budget Agreement Budget
Done Deal: Senate Passes Two-Year Budget Agreement
2019-08-01 18:21:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Despite pushback from conservative Republicans, the budget and debt ceiling deal struck by the White House and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., easily passed the Senate Thursday afternoon. Even with fears that the vote in the Senate would... Read More

Ohio Can’t Get Drugs For A New Execution Method, Governor Says State News
Ohio Can’t Get Drugs For A New Execution Method, Governor Says

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Wednesday that state prison officials can’t find any company willing to supply drugs as an execution alternative to one that essentially has been declared cruel and unusual. He said he would talk... Read More

Pennsylvania To Offer Gender-Neutral Option On State IDs State News
Pennsylvania To Offer Gender-Neutral Option On State IDs

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvanians will soon have three options when it comes to identifying themselves on their driver’s licenses and state IDs: male, female and X. In response to a growing number of residents asking for gender-neutral ID options and “national... Read More

Fed Cuts Interest Rate Cut For First Time Since 2008 Economy
Fed Cuts Interest Rate Cut For First Time Since 2008

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve on Wednesday cut interest rates for the first time since the Great Recession in 2008, a risky move that clashes with its historical practice of taking such a step only when the economy is in... Read More

Joe Biden Takes Fire From All Sides in Democratic Debate 2020 Elections
Joe Biden Takes Fire From All Sides in Democratic Debate

DETROIT — The attacks on front-runner Joe Biden were unrelenting and, at times, personal in a contentious Democratic debate Wednesday night during which the former vice president delivered pointed retorts as he sought to persuade voters that he is not... Read More

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